Tagged: Essential Cruising

Discovering Rigolet

Another port with trees! With a population of just around 300, Rigolet has two interesting claims to fame: It is the southernmost Inuit community in the world. It has one of the longest boardwalks in North America. I would get to experience both of these, while discovering Rigolet. The locals came out...

Across the Labrador Sea

We had heard rumblings throughout the cruise that the weather might cause some problems. Other than a bit of rain here and there and some waves, the ride had been smooth enough. I only realized that some people experienced seasickness when the dining room had plenty of empty seats. On that day,...

Qooroq

Onward to Qassiarsuk

After the excitement of last night’s Aurora Borealis, I was motivated to get up early and get on deck. Not usually being a morning person, I enjoyed a sunrise, which is something unusual for me. I have far more photos of sunsets than sunrises, but occasionally, it’s worth the effort to temporarily...

Symphony of the Seas

Symphony of the Seas Quick Tour

I just returned from a whirlwind tour of the new Symphony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world. I guarantee that I got a million steps in during the day and a half that I was on board. I must say that the ship is impressive with some new...

Sailing on to Maniitsoq

  I retired that night wondering what was in store for me on the first port day. I met some folks on the bus the previous night who had sailed on the Fram multiple times and some were quite eager to be the first on the tenders, throwing manners to the wind....

Go-Kart track on Norwegian Bliss

Bliss on the Racetrack?

I must admit that I really had a hard time wrapping my head around a racetrack on a ship purpose-built for Alaska. I mentioned this in a previous post, but it’s worth beating the dead horse even more. Have we become so inept at entertaining ourselves that we need something for stimulation...